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INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

CODE 66659
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 10 cfu during the 3nd year of 8768 SCIENZE INTERNAZIONALI E DIPLOMATICHE (L-36) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/04
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course aims at providing the main conceptual and theoretical tools of the discipline. The basic concepts and the main theoretical approaches of International Relations will be illustrated. Both will be used to analyse the typical and recurring phenomena of Internazional Systems: wars, alliances, international institutions, international cooperation, diplomacy etc.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course aims to provide to students an adequate knowledge of the theoretical approaches, of the analytical and conceptual schemes that characterize the discipline. The aim is to equip them with the indispensable tools to orient themselves in the complex events of international politics and to provide them with the first fundamental skills to face careers in diplomatic and international cooperation

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The main concepts and theoretical approaches learned during  the course have to be used by the students in order to better understand the basic dynamics of the international system. Concepts such as "anarchy" or "balance of power" and the main assumptions of the theoretical branchs of the discipline should make easier the identifications of the key players of international arena and the logic of their behaviours. In particular the aims of the course is to make better intellegible phenomena such as  the causes of peace and war, the development of the internatonal coperation, the functions  of international institutions, the nuclear deterrence etc.

    PREREQUISITES

    The students must be able, on the one hand,  to read and understand an academic article, and, on the other hand, to unravel the complex texture of international politics.

    TEACHING METHODS

    The course adopts a teaching methodology based on lectures (2 hours per each lesson), integrated with some specific seminars and workshops.

    Teams code: 7547wwi

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The course is divede in two parts.

    In the first one will be examined the main concepts of International relations (anarchy, balance of power, bipolarism and mutipolarism etc) and the assumptions of the main theoretical approaches: Realism, Idealism, Marxism, Constructivism and Feminism. On this basis the essential and crucial aspects of international arena will be analysed: wars and its causes, peace and its foundations, mechanism of alliances, international organizations and institutions, non-state actors, diplomacy and international law, foundations of international cooperation ect.

    In the second part preliminary notions of "Startegic Studies" will be illustrated. It includes the presentation of some of the most remarkable strategic thinkers (from Su Tzu to v. Clausewitz) and a overview of the recent evolutions of wars: from industrial wars to asymmetric wars.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

     1) J. Ikemberry, J. Gieco, M. Mastanduno, "Introduzione alle relazioni internazionali", UTET, 2017.

    2) G. Badialetti, G. Giacomello, "Manuale di studi strategici", Vita e Pensiero, 2016 (only limited  parts that will be indicated during the lessons).

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    GIAMPIERO CAMA (President)

    FEDERICO DONELLI

    EDOARDO CORRADI (Substitute)

    FABRIZIO COTICCHIA (Substitute)

    STELLA GIANFREDA (Substitute)

    MARA MORINI (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Second semester, February

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Oral form

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    14/12/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    11/01/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    08/02/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    23/05/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    13/06/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    11/07/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    05/09/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale